Prospective Presidential Scholars in the Arts

Presidential Scholars in the Arts are talented students who are looking for a challenging education and artistic growth in Washington, D.C., a vibrant destination for practitioners and supporters of the arts. Students are encouraged in their artistic pursuits and have the opportunity to create in excellent facilities and work one-on-one with faculty who are both dedicated artists and teachers. Together, they experience our nation’s most important museums, stages, libraries, centers for performing arts and arts organizations. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., George Washington University offers a vibrant community of practitioners and supporters of the arts.

PSA scholarships are renewable for up to 10 consecutive semesters with continuous full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress. Dance, Music, and Theater recipients must major or minor in their PSA discipline. Visual Arts recipients must major in Fine Art, Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, Fine Art Photography, or Photojournalism.

For more information, visit the application page here. Applications must be completed by January 5, 2018.

Presidential Scholars in the Arts program applicants are also required to participate in an interview, audition, or portfolio review on the Presidential Scholars in the Arts day on Saturday, February 3, 2018.